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Galaxy Tab S2 seen at TENAA, FCC, could win thinnest title

Galaxy Tab S2 seen at TENAA, FCC, could win thinnest title

When it comes to Samsung's products, much of the mobile world's attention may have been lavished on its flagship, mostly because that's both the most recent and so far the most notable. It has been quite a while since the Korean manufacturer put out anything that can be considered "innovative" when it comes to the tablet category. That, however, may soon change with the coming of the Galaxy Tab S2, which might be very well be successful in claiming the title of the world's thinnest slate.

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Nintendo denies rumored Android plans for “NX”

Nintendo denies rumored Android plans for “NX”

Yesterday rumor surfaced that Nintendo is considering using Android for its upcoming codenamed "NX" console. Such information came from Nikkei -- where it tends to surface -- and as expected Nintendo has cropped up to deny the rumor. Of course, this same pattern has played out before -- Nikkei making a claim and then Nintendo denying it -- and so whether the rumor is true is still anyone's guess. Nintendo says no, the rumor mill disagrees, and ultimately you just shouldn't get your hopes too high.

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Imgur’s first native Android app goes live

Imgur’s first native Android app goes live

Imgur has finally released its first fully native Android app, which is up now in the Google Play Store. The app was built from the ground up and aims to bring Imgur's glut of amusing content to mobile Android users in a way that hasn't thus far been fully satisfied (while there have been some Imgur Android offerings, they've largely been limited). That ends today, with Android users (most of them, anyway) now having access to a mobile offering akin to what iOS users have been enjoying for a couple months.

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Fallout 4 countdown: is this just an Android game?

Fallout 4 countdown: is this just an Android game?

This morning Bethesda Softworks started the countdown to Fallout 4 - or so it would seem. Through their main Fallout portal online, they've begun a countdown not unlike what they did - in a low key manner - for both Fallout 3 and the Fallout 3 DLC Operation Anchorage. That DLC was released all the way back in 2009. Videos for these releases are attached to code inside the pages up on BethSoft right this minute. So wait a second, Bethesda Softworks, are you releasing a new game, or are you - like several companies over the past few weeks - releasing your already-completed game Fallout 3 to the mobile universe?

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Hound is a voice search platform aiming to take on Siri, Cortana

Hound is a voice search platform aiming to take on Siri, Cortana

SoundHound, the music recognition app that never quite took off like rival Shazam, has just launched a new, natural-language voice search app that attempts to do what digital assistants like Siri and Cortana can only dream of. Simply called Hound, the app is now available as a beta on Android, and offers to handle tasks like internet and local searches, navigation, weather, geography, news, flight status, stocks, time zones, and much more.

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Sony stops selling the Xperia Z3 Compact in the US

Sony stops selling the Xperia Z3 Compact in the US

Sony is doing it again, leaving fans and industry observers scratching their heads in bewilderment. Although T-Mobile's removal of the Xperia Z3 last April turn to out to be a false alarm, the unlocked Xperia Z3 Compact might not be so lucky. Sony has just put its last mini flagship under the discontinued section of its online store with nary an explanation nor a clue. Normally, discontinuing products heralds the arrival of a successor. But the way Sony has been acting these days, it's getting hard to tell what the Japanese OEM is really up to.

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Meizu m2 note has an odd mBack home button, dual SIM tray

Meizu m2 note has an odd mBack home button, dual SIM tray

When you speak of Chinese smartphone OEMs, Meizu might only be at the third or fourth of the list. But that isn't stopping it it from trying to break into the market with memorable devices. The Meizu m2 note still pretty much looks like a large iPhone 5c, now with a tinge of iPhone 6, and differs very little from the m1 note announced just 6 months ago. It does, however, have a few tricks up its sleeves, or under the cover in this case, that could at least make the smartphone a tad more interesting.

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This is the Incredible Hulk Galaxy S6

This is the Incredible Hulk Galaxy S6

What you're about to see is not another Avengers Edition Galaxy S6 from Samsung. Instead, it's the Samsung Galaxy S6 with a SkinIt skin on it, straight from their newest Marvel Comics collection. Much like we saw with the Spider-Man skin for the MacBook Pro, this release has a comic cover retro-fitted - or future-fitted - onto the Samsung smartphone. This device is the same Galaxy S6 you've seen in our full Samsung Galaxy S6 / Edge review, only now it's far more Hulk-ified and super strange.

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Nintendo reportedly considering Android for ‘NX’ console

Nintendo reportedly considering Android for ‘NX’ console

Very little is known about Nintendo's next console, currently codenamed the "NX," and it seems the company plans to keep it that way for a while, as they've already said they won't be revealing anything until sometime in 2016. However, the Japanese business newspaper Nikkei has reported that Nintendo is looking into using Android as the forthcoming system's operating system. This is still pure speculation at this point, and from the sounds of it Nintendo hasn't made a final decision on the matter, however it sounds like it may be part of a new effort to lure developers.

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